The Don hanging out with the Als for a while :)

Don Matthews is hanging out with the Als for as long as he wants. They even gave him an office.... Now he's really "TheDon". This is so cool to me. That a team would make room for a 74 year old man just because he's great and cool !

http://www.985sports.ca/audioplayer.php?mp3=194311

Looks like a kid with his backpack

[url=http://www.rds.ca/football/alouettes/visite-inspirante-de-matthews-1.671548]http://www.rds.ca/football/alouettes/vi ... s-1.671548[/url]

Some interesting nuggets to come out of that piece.

Anwar Stewart says he wants to be a coach now thanks in part to Don Matthews.

Matthews says Thorpe has taken his system and actually made it better, elevated it to another level.

Says you can’t make Neiswander run a playbook designed for AC; you have to tailor it to suit Josh, which they’ve done in recent weeks.

He expects that the best is yet to come for the team.

Heartwarming to see The Don back on his feet and cancer-free. :thup:

Makes you wonder whether we could have won another Grey Cup with Matthews if we'd had the linebackers we have today. I mean, even the trifecta of Kevin Johnson, Tim Strickland, and Duane Butler pales in comparison to Cox-Emry-Hebert.

Man, with the Don back in the building, Berry as OC, Thorpe as DC, and Popp on the sidelines, what's next? Shall we give Kevin Strasser a call, see what he's up to? :wink:

On a pas de besoin de Strasser, voyons! On a Mike Miller!

Last time I heard of Kevin Strasser he was being investigate for fencing a watch stolen/lost from a student.

Mugshot

Whoa. Time has not been kind to Mr. Strasser.

He has been on a downward spiral since he left the Als. And there was some strange circumstances around his firing which were never explained.

[url=http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2013/08/oregon_city_football_coach_kev.html]http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/ind ... h_kev.html[/url]

Don Matthews will always be my favorite Alouettes head coach. Marc Trestman was more successful, and I certainly respect what he did here, but Don just had that swagger. He also brought the Grey Cup back to Montreal after 25 years. I loved his attitude, and the way he imparted that attitude to the team.

Herb's piece

[url=http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/10/10/als-decide-to-go-bowling-for-dollars/]http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/1 ... r-dollars/[/url]

I was pleased to be informed that Tanner Marsh has recovered quicker than expected and, will be assigned as third string QB. I like what Neiswander has been doing which will hopefully continue. However, I would rate Marsh as the better natural athlete of the two and, I would hope he will have a developmental role with the team ,unlike McPherson who was wasted languishing on the bench. Popp should look to Wally at BC who fine tuned a model of QB development. Hopefully his attitude to allow young QBs developmental time will change. Now, I am beginning to wonder where Troy will fit into this puzzle? Too early to judge. I believe our QB situation might change. I think Ottawa will select a Calgary QB in December and, might be interested in Marsh in a back up role. This could also be influenced by what happens in tomorrow's game.

My error - this note should have been placed on the above Winnipeg forum.

Maybe he can come back next season and Popp head back upstairs ! :wink:

;)

Boy, if he were 10 years younger, I'd go that route for sure. But it's pretty obvious that Matthews is now just a cool old guy whose coaching days are done. And that's not even factoring in the cancer and the need for him to live a healthy, stress-free life in remission...

[Quote} … Boy, if he were 10 years younger, I’d go that route for sure. But it’s pretty obvious that Matthews is now just a cool old guy whose coaching days are done. And that’s not even factoring in the cancer and the need for him to live a healthy, stress-free life in remission…
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But what a consultant/advisor to which to have access.

No doubt. But that only goes so far. He may be a great advisor, but if he's advising a moron, it won't help the team. "I listened to all Don's great advice but used none of it!" :wink: